Are you embarrassed due to chronic bad breath? Everyone has bad breath occasionally, but when it becomes a daily occurrence, you may have halitosis. With halitosis, brushing your teeth, using mouthwash or breath mints do not stop the bad odor. You need professional treatment to get to the source of the halitosis. At Dental Care Acworth, we can treat halitosis and the dental issues that can cause this embarrassing issue.
Often the cause of halitosis or chronic bad breath is in the teeth or gums. Decay, infection and other oral health issues are caused by bacteria that attack the teeth and gums. Not only does this cause damage to the teeth and gum tissue, it can lead to a bad odor that is apparent to those around you. If these oral problems are not addressed with general dentistry, the bad breath will continue even with good oral hygiene habits.
Treatment for Bad Breath
The first step in treating bad breath is scheduling a checkup and cleaning at our office. Our hygienist will professionally clean your teeth, removing plaque and tartar. If gum disease is present, a treatment plan can be put in place to stop the infection to protect your oral health and possibly reduce the occurrence of bad breath. In addition, your checkup can uncover dental issues that may be causing halitosis. Removing decay or addressing tooth infections can protect your teeth and stop the source of bad breath.
If your gums and teeth are healthy, our dentist will discuss other options for treating your bad breath. It may be necessary for you to seek care from your personal physician to determine if the cause is internal.
Halitosis can be very embarrassing in social and professional situations. More importantly, it can be a sign of oral health problems that need treatment. If you have chronic bad breath, contact us today to schedule an appointment for a checkup and cleaning at Dental Care Acworth.